The Kane thing, as I've said before, was by FAR the best part of the anger management segments. The rest was garbage. I truly pity those who thought it was funny.
What kind of kids? Retarded ones? I don't get how even they would find it funny.
Far surpassed Kurt Angle...what a dumb statement. Angle was one of the top performers in the industry at a time when there were so many guys fighting for that top spot that it was ridiculous. And we're talking legends fighting for that spot-Austin, Rock, Hunter, Taker, Kane, etc. And yet within a year they were confident enough in him to put the belt on him and book him like an extremely credible top heel, and they gave him a pretty solid run with the strap as well.
He had extremely good feuds with Rock, Austin, Brock, tons of the industry's top guys.
He got himself over because the fans were annoyed that he got fucked at Wrestlemania. They saw it as an injustice. It had nothing to do with Bryan. Then they gave him the most irritating and blah catchphrases in years. Why do you think it got over? Because its easy. Its one simple, stupid word that means nothing that the fans can latch onto and blather over and over. Look at the What chants. We still get them pretty regularly, and they were exactly the same thing. Its not who said it, its that it was said and people for some god forsaken reason liked it. There are reports of people chanting YES at hockey games. How many of them do you think have heard of Daniel Bryan? Probably 5% max. Why do they chant it? Because its easy and they heard it somewhere else.
How much talent does it take to do what he does on the mic? None. Any moron can go out there and shout YES and NO. In fact, Del Rio couldn't get over, so they gave him the Mexican equivalent-Si. Now he's getting over. It has zero to do with Bryan or him being SO talented. Even the charismaless fucks like Del Rio can get over using it.
To compare someone like Angle who is extremely successful in wrestling to Bryan who has accomplished not even a fraction of that success is stupid. Its a blind Bryan mark statement.
I'm not knocking Angle, I'm a fairly big fan of his, but as I said he is nowhere near as good at telling a story in the ring which is the top skill in professional wrestling and what separates a truly great professional wrestler from a merely really really good one. For instance, HBK was masterful at it, and Angle entertaining as he is, is a tad spotty.
As for the fact that D'Bry has accomplished less is that really it makes how ludicrously over he is even more impressive.
But all that said, if you really don't think that something about D'Bry's talent and ability got him over and he just got lucky starting the yes chant and people liking it then I dunno, you're being a bit blinded by your hatred. I really don't see how being chanting yes at a hockey game is anything other than proof of how great he is, a thing he came up with and got over, got so over it went mainstream. How is that a good thing?